10 years of indie publishing – why?

When I set out in 2010 to find out what to do with the 90,000 words I’d bashed out in 90 days, I didn’t have a clue about the publishing world. A business friend, Denise Barnes, also a novel writing beginner, guided me towards the Romantic Novelists’ Association who has a mentoring scheme for new […]

Books I've read in 2022

As in 2021, reading books has given me enormous pleasure. This year, I published a historical fiction story, JULIA PRIMA, set in AD 370, the first foundation story to my Roma Nova thriller series, but in this post I’m writing as a reader.

This is not a beauty contest or a selection. The list […]

Appointed Ambassador!

No, not representing a nation, but representing the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) here in France. I’ve published my own work independently since 2012 and been an ALLi member since 2013 and would not have had the success I have nor made such good friends in the writing community without ALLi.

What is ALLi? […]

La vie d'écrivain est bizarre/Writing life is a strange business

Bonjour! Aujourd’hui j’ai participé à une émission “Balance ton pote” sur France Bleu Poitou, le média de la vie locale. (Trouver “Alison Morton la plus thouarsaise des auteures britanniques” et cliquer sur la fleche rouge pour l’écouter.) J’habite le Poitou et suis fière m’appeler poitevine ‘par adoption’.

Today, I took part in a radio show […]

That inspiration thing...

Fortuna, Capitoline Museum, Rome (Author photo)

“What inspires you?” is a question I’m frequently asked in many guest posts, in podcast interviews, or at conferences.

The people asking are usually lovely – genuinely interested and keen to hear the answer. Perhaps they are writers themselves, or wish to make a connection on an […]